Water and Flows

Water Pathways, Hydration and Energy

1 Haoxiang Xu
Topography of Campus Hydration
2 Kaitlen Boe, Ashley Hollis,
Devni Samaranayake

Pathways to Hydration
3 Alanna Tse
Daily Light Energy
4 Caleb Rabadan of DaTA Lab
Data Stacks Graphics
5 Kelin Chai
Water Clock
6 Jorge Avilez, Christopher Boyd
Commuter Vials and Tubes
7 Sarah Bricke with
collaborator Jonathan Bricke

1. Haoxiang Xu

Topography of Campus Hydration

This mapping shows water hydration stations around CSUSM, which consistently increase each semester. Over 2.6 million 20 oz. plastic bottles have already been saved on campus.

2. Kaitlen Boe, Ashley Hollis, Devni Samaranayake

Pathways to Hydration

The student collaboration examines water use and the movement of water on campus. The project visualizes water sources and flows. Those pathways are the basis for this data-embedded embroidery.

3. Alanna Tse

Daily Light Energy

This visualization conveys Alanna Tse’s daily light usage. Her goal was to gauge how and when she could conserve more energy in her home, and for the environment.

4. Caleb Rabadan

Data Stacks Graphics

Caleb Rabadan designed the Data Stacks logo and lightbox title card and worked with CSUSM carpenter Randall Hegner and DaTA Lab artist Kodie Gerritsen on modeling the stacks.

5. Kelin Chai

Water Clock

Inspired by ancient inventions in China and the Middle East, Kelin Chai built this water clock. Without electronics, the water clock relies on the physical properties of water and mechanics to show the passage of time.

6. Jorge Avilez, Christopher Boyd

Commuters Vials and Tubes

The vials show the proportion of students who commute to campus by car, train (Sprinter), or by walking or biking. Red represents high concentrations of carbon emissions, blue liquid reflects moderate emissions levels, and clear water represents commuters with zero emissions.

7. Sarah Bricke with Jonathan Bricke


This work is based on the data of aquatic ecologist Jonathan Bricke, who studies the invertebrate life within temporary aquatic environments and documents the effects of climate change. His study’s data is pictured in the graph, while the shapes represent ostracods (microscopic crustaceans).